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wadedewilde
wadedewilde
23 March 2016

Walk in Pantry

Walk in Pantry
NSW

Which house design is this and from which builder?

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wadedewilde
Mar 23, 2016 6:41 pm
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
23 March 2016

Confused - Simonds or GJ Gardner

Confused - Simonds or GJ Gardner
VIC
1, 2

The builder is basically a project manager. They contract every trade out. The house is only as good as the trades but also their communication skills. At the end of the…

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kyliebsmith
Mar 23, 2016 6:24 pm
Aussie141414
Aussie141414
23 March 2016

Home Theatre Design - Help Please!

Home Theatre Design - Help Please!
VIC

Option C. Think it is a bit of overkill with the 11 speaker setup in a room that size. But each to his own.

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Aussie141414
Mar 23, 2016 9:36 am
Gunna
Gunna
22 March 2016

P Class Slab Cost

P Class Slab Cost
VIC

Is it in a new development? If you can get a compaction certificate from the developer it might raise the soil classification up. Based on the soil test they have to…

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Gunna
Mar 22, 2016 4:35 pm
AJW
AJW
22 March 2016

External Colour Help

External Colour Help
SA
1, 2

Thanks AJW, your house looks great! In that case, are you happy with the Wallaby or would you have chosen something else? Do you find the bricks make the house extra…

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AJW
Mar 22, 2016 12:58 pm
Dim_R
Dim_R
22 March 2016

Fairmont Homes Build - SA (Modified Sicily) [Benchtops]

Fairmont Homes Build - SA (Modified Sicily) [Benchtops]
SA
1, 2

I'm looking at building the Sicily and extending the living area. I was wondering if you could tell me, with all your extra feaatures how much you ended up paying for your…

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Dim_R
Mar 22, 2016 11:51 am
momofthree
momofthree
22 March 2016

Henley Ready-Built Homes

Henley Ready-Built Homes
VIC

I was trying to find the apt section for my inquiry but in the end I reckon I'd put it here. Has anyone purchased a Henley ready-built home? How was your experience? …

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momofthree
Mar 22, 2016 9:42 am
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
22 March 2016

Window colours

Window colours
VIC

Do you have any photos at all? We haven't started the build yet (next week) but have chosen Dune windows with Ironstone roof and it's the one decision I've been…

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HomeAngels
Mar 22, 2016 5:07 am
HomeAngels
GSP07R
GSP07R
21 March 2016

Focus homes

Focus homes
NSW

i can second that. i am now at fair trading due to the work they done.

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GSP07R
Mar 21, 2016 9:56 pm
rinne85
rinne85
21 March 2016

Copper Kitchen Hardware

Copper Kitchen Hardware
SA

Thanks for the help hun, But i can only find tap ware on those sites & I need cupboard handles :( Thanks of the tip though. Love your blog BTW!

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rinne85
Mar 21, 2016 9:48 pm
TheGoogs
TheGoogs
21 March 2016

Garage internal door placement help

Garage internal door placement help
NSW

The garage is 6m deep by 5.8m wide. GOD DAMNIT PEOPLE! I wanted you to agree with me not with my wife. Ok, how about this as a compromise, what if I move the door to be…

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TheGoogs
Mar 21, 2016 8:45 pm
Megera
Megera
21 March 2016

Power costs during build

Power costs during build
VIC

We were meant to pay the power bill but in the end it went in the builder's name so we didn't have to pay it. The water was in our name and they only used $8.11 worth of…

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Megera
Mar 21, 2016 7:51 pm
Megera
justme15
justme15
21 March 2016

Recommended Builder List

Recommended Builder List
VIC

Hi everyone, Firstly thanks for taking the time to read this. We are potentially going to be building a new home. There's still some major things that need to be sorted…

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justme15
Mar 21, 2016 7:41 pm
charlibear
charlibear
21 March 2016

Perth Hills, City of Swan House Design - Feedback & Advice

Perth Hills, City of Swan House Design - Feedback & Advice
WA

I agree with leni, I'm not liking the walk through media,with two young kiddies running through it, you might find it to be a little annoying or distracting. I also think…

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charlibear
Mar 21, 2016 5:26 pm
charlibear
Lorri
Lorri
21 March 2016

New house with North-west frontage in Sydney

New house with North-west frontage in Sydney
NSW

Hi have you looked at this site? http://www.yourhome.gov.au/passive-design/orientation All I know is having your living areas facing north is the best thing, there is a…

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Lorri
Mar 21, 2016 8:48 am
Lorri
mrsmart001
mrsmart001
21 March 2016

Building with Suburban Property Group in Truganina

Building with Suburban Property Group in Truganina
VIC
1, 2

Their new business name is Blue Key Properties. I am having a very very very bad experience with them.

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mrsmart001
Mar 21, 2016 7:03 am
shellby
shellby
21 March 2016

What areas must I photograph before slab is poured?

What areas must I photograph before slab is poured?
NSW

Very sure - they have the Coffs office, and a different builder brought the Clarence office when they went to Coffs. I have researched, met and done everything with the…

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shellby
Mar 20, 2016 11:13 pm
shellby
AGJC08
AGJC08
20 March 2016

Building with New Level Homes

Building with New Level Homes
WA

Hi, has anyone built with New Level Homes in WA?

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AGJC08
Mar 20, 2016 10:52 pm
KKPP
KKPP
20 March 2016

Metricon Laguna - Sydney

Metricon Laguna - Sydney
NSW
1, 2

Hi Najam. We building the same house. What stage are you at?

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KKPP
Mar 20, 2016 9:43 pm
volmix
volmix
20 March 2016

Stylemaster Qld - previous promotions

Stylemaster Qld - previous promotions
QLD

Hi guys, New to the forum so forgive me if I posted this in the wrong section =) We are currently thinking to build with Stylemaster in Qld and, just out of curiosity,…

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volmix
Mar 20, 2016 8:49 pm
excitednewhomeowner
excitednewhomeowner
20 March 2016

Building in EVE Estate

Building in EVE Estate
VIC
1 ... 36, 37, 38

Everyone has sold up!!

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excitednewhomeowner
Mar 20, 2016 8:19 pm
Adviceseeker
Adviceseeker
20 March 2016

Driveway cracked after neighbour removed retaining wall

Driveway cracked after neighbour removed retaining wall
NSW

Great advice thanks Structuralguy! I'm not sure how to PM you. My pockets aren't that deep so maybe you're right and I should just redo it!

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Adviceseeker
Mar 20, 2016 10:56 am
Old Bloke
Old Bloke
20 March 2016

Building with Carlisle/ Tender Costs

Building with Carlisle/ Tender Costs
VIC

We are only in the early stages. Site has been cut and retaining walls installed. Next will be plumbing & electrical services with slab pour in early April. So far so good.

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Old Bloke
Mar 20, 2016 7:38 am
Joynz
Joynz
20 March 2016

Neighbours

Neighbours
VIC

It is good form to let the neighbours know if you are having asbestos removed in large quantities in case they worry - or if dust might be present. If you didn't know…

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Joynz
Mar 19, 2016 11:10 pm
imrasm
imrasm
19 March 2016

Building inspector

Building inspector
NSW

I am also looking for the same !!

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imrasm
Mar 19, 2016 6:07 pm
boma91
boma91
19 March 2016

Tiling and Downlights Labour costs

Tiling and Downlights Labour costs
VIC

Hi, I am a qualified Electrician, so may be able to help here. I would 100% suggest leaving your down lights until after you have gained the keys to your house. You will…

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boma91
Mar 19, 2016 12:45 pm
kyliebsmith
kyliebsmith
19 March 2016

Fencing question, HELP

Fencing question, HELP

I need to read the legislation

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kyliebsmith
Mar 19, 2016 12:40 pm
dansim412
dansim412
19 March 2016

Question re GST charges on new build

Question re GST charges on new build
VIC

If these items are purchased by you and installed by independent suppliers selected by you,then why would the builder include them in his price. Just get the builder to…

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dansim412
Mar 19, 2016 11:50 am
dansim412
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
19 March 2016

Security systems - cost, make, recommendations?

Security systems - cost, make, recommendations?
WA

Hi... our builder has included a Hills touch screen security system in the quote. Just wondering if anyone knows roughly what a security system for a 2 storey house…

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lazandjohn
Mar 19, 2016 10:18 am
charlibear
charlibear
19 March 2016

Electrical Layout

Electrical Layout
QLD

That seems like a long time? Jan to mid March! I swear every thread I have read on here the first tender comes back with massive mistakes, come in GJ the wrong facade is…

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charlibear
Mar 19, 2016 5:04 am
charlibear
MinandB
MinandB
19 March 2016

Building the Clarendon Armadale 37 in Brisbane

Building the Clarendon Armadale 37 in Brisbane
QLD
1, 2

Looking good. What wall colour did you go with?

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MinandB
Mar 18, 2016 11:11 pm
questionable
questionable
18 March 2016

Has anyone built with Hotondo?

Has anyone built with Hotondo?
NSW
1, 2, 3

How's everyone going? Haven't Been on this forum for a while. Took us a nice quick 5.5 months from start to handover. Extremely happy with our build!! We've been in our…

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questionable
Mar 18, 2016 8:42 pm
yoyo72
yoyo72
18 March 2016

waldorf 48 FAMILY/RETREAT upgrade does anyone have pictures?

waldorf 48 FAMILY/RETREAT upgrade does anyone have pictures?
VIC

has anyone built the porter davis waldorf 48 and done the family/retreat upgrade, i am trying to find out what the cost of the upgrade is and would love to see pics if…

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yoyo72
Mar 18, 2016 3:30 pm
yoyo72
aloenyx
aloenyx
18 March 2016

Building our 1st home at Schofields - Need help with buiders

Building our 1st home at Schofields - Need help with buiders
NSW

I don't know the builders you've mentioned, but I agree with other comments that usually the prices all come out around the same in the end, so you might as well go with…

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aloenyx
Mar 18, 2016 1:19 pm
aloenyx
jasminelee_86
jasminelee_86
18 March 2016

Smoky mirrored Glass Splashback

Smoky mirrored Glass Splashback
NSW

Best thing to wipe down mirrors with is toilet paper and water. Decent toilet paper though not shitty stuff it takes all the lint and fluff with it. Absolutely love the…

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jasminelee_86
Mar 18, 2016 11:35 am
jasminelee_86
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
18 March 2016

Missing Water Meter

Missing Water Meter
VIC

Was there a meter ? Was it accidentally taken in the demolition - ie demolished ... :)

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Saint Mike
Mar 18, 2016 7:56 am
Saint Mike
will81
will81
17 March 2016

Box Hill NSW - New Land Purchase "Akora"

Box Hill NSW - New Land Purchase "Akora"
NSW

https://www.facebook.com/groups/263519677312561/ Take a look and join if you like. I know, jumping the gun before I buy a block hahaha. But we have been keen on Akora for…

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will81
Mar 17, 2016 7:36 pm
will81
Rochelle459
Rochelle459
17 March 2016

Anyone building at Gillieston Heights NSW?

Anyone building at Gillieston Heights NSW?
NSW
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We have a few in there, if anyone can't find it your more then welcome to pm me your Facebook name and I can add you then add you to the group? I've never made a group…

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Rochelle459
Mar 17, 2016 5:45 pm
deejay08
deejay08
17 March 2016

Significant increase in building contract price

Significant increase in building contract price
NSW

That's really horrifying! I'm pretty sure I know which builder you're talking about...really can't believe they get away with this extortion! What did your solicitor say?…

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deejay08
Mar 17, 2016 3:07 pm
homerenoSA
homerenoSA
17 March 2016

Building a custom home in Adelaide - any recommendations?

Building a custom home in Adelaide - any recommendations?
SA

I built with Eastern Building Group in 2012 at Hectorville. The process was easy and end product was fantastic. We recently sold the house and reached a record price for…

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homerenoSA
Mar 17, 2016 9:47 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
16 March 2016

Protecting waffle slab - agi drains v path

Protecting waffle slab - agi drains v path
VIC

Hi VickiS I like your second option..put your decking over an impervious layer disharging/draining into Agri pipes/Sumps,etc

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 16, 2016 10:31 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Saig
Saig
16 March 2016

Custom kdr in Sydney - Narrow Block with front facing North

Custom kdr in Sydney - Narrow Block with front facing North
NSW

Thanks for the feedback oneJohn. And Thanks for picking up on the void error. We've removed the long bridge and made the void larger and pushed out the landing. I wanted a…

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Saig
Mar 16, 2016 8:10 pm
Ding
Ding
16 March 2016

Getting closer

Getting closer
NSW

Not sure if anyone still reads this we are in William Hart Cres but we aren't in yet but it's getting closer. Builder said should have a date within the next two weeks.…

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Ding
Mar 16, 2016 4:03 pm
mishb
mishb
16 March 2016

Building in a rural area - Help!

Building in a rural area - Help!
VIC

We are planning to build a holiday house on the outskirts of a small town in country Victoria. It's about 1.5 hours from Melbourne CBD, and a half hour drive from a major…

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mishb
Mar 16, 2016 1:37 pm
teigs1
teigs1
16 March 2016

Yayy! Only about 3 weeks to go til the house is built! With

Yayy! Only about 3 weeks to go til the house is built! With
NSW

Hi, we are just finishing the render base and will do the surfmist texture coat in a couple of weeks but i will share a pic once it has started. Another colour we were…

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teigs1
Mar 16, 2016 8:44 am
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excitednewhomeowner
Mar 15, 2016 10:29 pm
Lyn11
Lyn11
15 March 2016

Livingston estate Cranbourne East- porter Davis Vienna 21

Livingston estate Cranbourne East- porter Davis Vienna 21
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thanks hsingal, We will just pay it before the construction Thanks again Mainvue Amalfi 530 - Our First build viewtopic.php?f=31&t=81745

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Lyn11
Mar 15, 2016 6:15 pm
surtees
surtees
15 March 2016

Unsure of signing a contract with a builder

Unsure of signing a contract with a builder

I'd wait if the builder is trying to force you to sign tell them you'll walk away. You want to make sure your land is valued as expected but also you need to be able to…

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surtees
Mar 15, 2016 1:50 pm
surtees


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